Monday, 30 May 2011

"Alexander the Great"

Voss, Spring 2001

“So much of this show was about the collective madness of the world. It was presented in a two-way mirrored glass box in London, and the girls had bandaged heads, acting like inmates of a mental asylum"

On model Stella Tennant: red-and-black ostrich-feather dress

It's only a Game, Spring 2005

“All the girls were dressed as chess pieces, and the show was choreographed as a chess game. It was about the chessboard of fashion. Lee did have foresight and a sense of humor! This is one of the two horse pieces."

On model Raquel Zimmermann: molded leather dress with horsehair skirt.   

Voss, Spring 2001

“This is a straitjacket, a kimono with the sleeves strapped around the back, embroidered with raised birds and flowers, and the flowers on the hat were real. I saved all the showpieces from every collection because I’m an obsessive, obsessive hoarder. Sometimes Lee would look at them again, just to remember what he’d done with something"

On model Coco Rocha: silk-embroidered wool jacket and cigarette pants.

Widows of Culloden, Fall 2006

“The collection was about the 1745 massacre of the Scottish Jacobites by the English, which Lee felt so passionately about because of his Scottish family heritage, which his mother had researched. The women were the widows of the slaughtered army. This dress was actually based on my wedding dress—I got married two years earlier. We had to figure out how to make lace work in the round with those ruffles because Lee hated gathering. So we cut out all of the flowers from the lace and reappliquéd it on tulle to make our own fabric. This is the collection most people remember as the one with Kate Moss in a hologram. Oh, my God, it was so beautiful. He loved that show.”
On model Karen Elson: silk-lace ruffled dress with lace veil and Perspex antlers. Philip Treacy headpieces throughout.
                                                                 Fashion Editor: Grace Coddington.

Number 13, Spring 1999

“This was from the amazing show in London where Shalom Harlow stood on a turntable and was spray-painted by robots. This particular look was made from wood to form the shape of a fan: It was all about the craftsmanship. The wooden wings were in this show, too, and the prosthetic legs he had carved for Aimee Mullins, who walked in the show. That was so moving"

On model Karlie Kloss: leather halter top and wood fan skirt

Sarabande, Spring 2007

The collection was based on Handel’s ‘Sarabande’ in the film Barry Lyndon.It was held in the round at the Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione in Paris, with classical musicians playing onstage under a giant chandelier. This dress had fresh flowers on it. We put them on just before she went out, and they started to fall off one by one as she walked. I remember people saying Lee timed it. We had a laugh about that. It was an accident!”
On model Caroline Trentini: silk dress embroidered with silk and fresh roses, hydrangeas, and peonies."

Photography courtesy of Vouge US May 2011, quotes Sarah Burton

Thursday, 26 May 2011

More from Viv

Cuff links, charms, necklaces and bracelets this time

Vivienne's Rings

She is amazing, I dream of paying a visit to her store. Her jewelry makes me smile

Prices Range from 45 GBP- 270 GBP
All images courtesy of

Zara Envy

Normally I am only envious of the northern hemisphere because of the amazing retail they have available to them, but with today's weather I'm also rather jealous of the current summer climate. If I was in Europe right now not only would I be warm, but I would also be trying to decide which item from Zara to purchase. A few fresh summer looks from there May lookbook.

Monday, 23 May 2011

Pretty Little Ducklings

Ok so their all fully grown actually

Pretty Ducks from a family holiday in the Midlands

Funny Face

Watching 'Date Night' last night rekindled my love for Tina Fey and me thinking about her fashion, which too be honest I don't know much about. I've heard her come under fire for wearing a lot black in a similar classical shape but I checked it out for myself and found lately she's been experimenting a little bit.

A short section of her new book ''Bossypants" reads:
"A wise friend once told me, ‘Don’t wear what fashion designers tell you to wear. Wear what they wear.’ His point being that most designers, no matter what they throw onto the runway, favour simple, flattering pieces for themselves. Anyone who has never met me can tell you that fashion has always been very very very very very very very important to me.
For example, I once told my cousin that my dream would be ‘if the whole store Express was my closet!’ How prescient, because now, of course, I wear nothing but Express.’ As well as not taking advice from designers, the 40-year-old funnywoman also joked she found her own unique look when she was just 19.
She said: ‘It can’t be said enough. Don’t concern yourself with fashion; stick to simple pieces that flatter your body type . By 19, I had found my look. Oversize T-shirts, bike shorts, and wrestling shoes. To prevent the silhouette from being too baggy, I would clinch it at the waist with my fanny pack. I was pretty sure I would wear this look forever. The shirts allowed me express myself with cool sayings like ‘There’s No Crying in Baseball’ and ‘Universitat Heidelberg,’ the bike shorts showed off my muscular legs, and the bum bag held all my trolley tokens. I was nailing it on a daily basis. Find something like this for yourself as soon as possible."

From the top; at theNineteenth Annual Bunny Hop hosted by Society of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, in Salvatore Ferragamo at the 2010 SAG Awards in January, making her pregnancy look good in London March 2011 and a casual nautical look.

  At the end of the day my view is that she a brilliant writer who has bought many a smile to all our faces in one way or another and who can really fault the woman who gave us "Mean Girls"?